Staff Profile: Jiahleen Roungchun

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Name: Jiahleen Roungchun

Position: Public Relations

College: ERC

Year: Senior

Major: Management Science

Q: What is your favorite MASA memory?

MASA is the family I found here at UCSD. MASA pushes me to keep on improving myself, teaches me how to love freely, and continues to place friends in my life that make life that much more enjoyable. I am grateful for every year I’ve been able to spend with this amazing group of people.

Q: What was your craziest experience?

One particularly hot summer day, some MASA people and I decided to hike up to Potato Chip Rock. We all ran out of water by the time we started heading back down during the hottest part of the day (which also happened to be one of the hottest days during that summer), my shoes were horrible so my feet felt like falling off, and the struggle was real. If it wasn’t for one of the park rangers who picked us up in his vehicle, I don’t know if I could have made it all the way back. I was literally dying. I also ended up losing both of my toenails on my two big toes. Yeah. I’m not a hiking type of person.

Q: If you could be a food, what food would you be?

Sushi. I would never be tired of being sushi because there are so many varieties! It’ll be like I’m a tasty shape shifter!!!

Staff Profile: Max Shen

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Name: Max Shen

Position: Fusion Coordinator

College: Warren

Year: Junior

Major: Computer Science, Bioinformatics

Q: What is the first thing you notice when you look at someone?

Their hair!

Q: Where is your favorite study spot?

This is my “secret” but I really like the Treehouse lounge and Sun God lounge. They’re close by to a lot of places but not too many people go there so it’s pretty quiet. They all have free desktops to use too :D

Q: What is your favorite MASA memory?

One of my favorite memories with MASA is our yearly winter trip to Big Bear, living together in a cabin for a few days, snowboarding the slopes all day and relaxing and bonding all night!

Q: If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

If I could go anywhere, I’d go everywhere. I’d go somewhere and just keep going.. I want to see the world! Korea this past summer has left me with wanderlust.

Q: What is your hobby?

I play Super Smash Bros. Melee competitively. Board games, anime, and electronic music are some of my other interests.

Q: What is your favorite childhood game?

My favorite childhood game was MapleStory ughhh so many hours dumped into that game x__x I even made maplestory videos, which is how I got into video editing.

Staff Profile: Kenny Nieh

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Name: Kenny Nieh

Position: Public Relations

College: John Muir College

Year: Sophomore

Major: Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction

Q: What is your favorite childhood show?

DIGIMON! I mean, I loved watching Dragon Tales and Pokemon as a child, but Digimon was by far the coolest to me in terms of the concepts, the artwork, the action and the plot. I still have the first Digimon movie in VCR at home, and I still love watching it!

Q: What is a skill you are proud of?

I’m actually proud of my ability to whistle. I love whistling all sorts of songs and melodies and at times I even practice my whistling, from increasing my pitch range to perfecting my technique and tone and other cool things like vibrato or dynamics. On the other hand, I wish I was a beast at the violin. I think it’d be awesome playing jazz on it and improvising with friends, or playing some crazy concertos and other pieces like Bach’s Chaconne!

Q: What is your favorite memory with MASA?

Every moment’s great with MASA, so it’s hard to pick out my favorite. But there is one moment that’s one of the more memorable ones, which is performing on Fusion stage for the first time. It was a moment where I saw all my hard work over the last school year—everything from the endless hours of dance practice to the months spent planning and preparing for the Fusion event—come to fruition. The moment you step on that stage, you’re instantly hit with awe at the vastness of the audience, exhilaration from the echoes and reverberations of the crowds cheering, and just pure fun living in the moment and dancing to the beat of the music. where you’d goHonestly, I would go anywhere as long as I’ll be given the opportunity to eat delicious foods. However, I’d have a high preference for Hong Kong, China or South Korea, since I’ve heard all these things about how great yet cheap their food is. I’m drooling just thinking of all the foods I could eat.

Q: Tell us your favorite joke!

What did the fish say when he hit a concrete wall? DAMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Staff Profile: Allen Young

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Name: Allen Young

Position: Membership

College: Sixth

Year: Sophomore

Major: Bioengineering Bioinformatics

Q: How did you join MASA?

My freshman year I went to Muir dance and made a friend. Later on, we went out to eat at the Bistro and he convinced me to join MASA since I was not active in any other orgs and I thought it would create many opportunities for me to make a lot of friends.

Q: Where is your favorite study spot?

My favorite study spot is my room because I have a fridge that keeps me company and helps me get through the stress from studying. I usually get sidetracked when I eat and I am not very productive. Since I love food and my fridge gives me easy access to it, my room is my favorite study spot.

Q: What was your favorite childhood game?

My favorite childhood video games were the entire Kingdom Hearts series. The main character, Sora, gets to travel through all the Disney worlds and helps others out with their problems while he is on his mission to find King Mickey. His weapon, a keyblade, is freaken awesome because it destroys all the heartless creatures and there are so many cool looking keyblades he can use! Sora can change forms, cast magic with his keyblade, as well as summon other characters he encountered in his past. I love Disney too so that makes me love this game more!!

Q: What is the first thing you look at when you meet someone?

If I look at a guy, the first thing that I look at is the definition of their arms. I ask myself, on a scale from 1-10, how sexy is he? He must go to the gym x amount of days in the week. If I look at a girl, the first thing I look at is either their hair or their face. After, I either think dang she takes care of herself well, or she’s just alright.

Q: What would MASA be if MASA were an object?

If MASA were an object, it would be a hot pot. It’s like America except you have noodle soup ingredients instead of different types of bread in America’s bread basket.

Q: Tell us your favorite joke!

What do you call a fat psychic? A four chin teller! (Hahahaha)

Staff Profile: Randy Padua

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Name: Randy Padua

Position: Community Service

College: Revelle

Year: Sophomore

Major: International Studies-Economics

Q: What would MASA be if MASA were an object?

Masa would be that one colorful spinning disco ball type
thing, because not only is great to have at parties, but
also, it has many different types of colors to make it pretty
and also, is bright enough to show you around :D

Q: Where is your favorite study spot?

Favorite study spot would have to be Khue’s apartment,
cause there’s always cooking going on, nice atmosphere, a
lot of the apartment stays up with me, also I have a lot of
classes with her apartment mates. Plus, it’s nice and cozy
and the couch is nice to sleep on!

Q: What is one skill you are proud of?

I’m proud of my violin playing. After learning and playing for almost 10
years, that instrument gets attached to you. However, I do wish I could
sing. I would be like Henry Lau then!

Q: What is your favorite memory with MASA?

It would have to be performing on stage at FUSION with Kunfusion. The
lights, the screams, and the overwhelming feels. It was a lot going on!

Q: What is the craziest thing that ever happened to you?

Uhhhhhh, when I was in the second grade, I crashed into a
girl, and apparently her teeth or something went into my
eyebrow. So next thing I know, I reach up to touch it, and
there’s like a huge gash and a lot of blood is coming down
;_;

Q: What is a quality you look up to in others?

A quality I definitely look up in someone Is how caring they can be. And by caring, this includes selflessness, friendliness, all bundled up in one. They are willing to look out for you, and be nice to you, and make
you feel all warm inside :)

Come check out our events this week! Who doesn’t like off-campus grocery shopping and free dinner? :D

Come check out our events this week! Who doesn’t like off-campus grocery shopping and free dinner? :D

Check out this week’s events! Hope everyone had a great Spring Break and is ready to dive back into a fun-filled quarter with MASA!

Check out this week’s events! Hope everyone had a great Spring Break and is ready to dive back into a fun-filled quarter with MASA!

Check out the last MASA events of Winter Quarter!

Check out the last MASA events of Winter Quarter!

FUSION IS BACK THIS YEAR!
UCSD’S very own Multi-Asian Student Association gladly presents to you this year’s FUSION XIII Hip-Hop Dance Competition to be held on April 21st, 2013 at the Mandeville Auditorium!!!! What is Fusion?  Fusion is a completely student-run hip hop dance competition hosted by UCSD’s Multi-Asian Student Association (MASA). It is one of the largest dance competitions on the West coast, presenting a variety of dance showcases from dance teams all over California.  Doors open at 5:15 for VIP. 5:30 for General Audience. Please do not be late! Show starts promptly at 6:00 pm. ————————————- Tickets can be purchased at UCSD Box Office or through http://www.ucsdboxoffice.com/  Ticket prices are as follows: Pre-sales (Feb. 20th - March 31st) = $21 UCSD student (April 1-20) = $24 General Admission (April 1-20) = $27 At the Door = TBA VIP TICKETS: The first 50 tickets sold and brought to the Fusion table on Library Walk will be put down as VIP Tickets. You must sign up at the table with your name, email and phone number as well as have a Fusion Coordinator sign your ticket. VIP tickets allow you the chance to go inside Mandeville early to choose your seats. Seating is not assigned, so you are able to choose whichever seats you would like (provided that they are not reserved). To sign up for VIP capabilities, please visit us anytime at the FUSION XIII table on Library Walk starting February 20th through March 8th, and ask one of the Coordinators at the table for the VIP list. Be sure to include your ticket and ID to be eligible! ———————————— THE LINE UP: ___COMPETING TEAMS___ 909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe Barkada Modern CADC Common Ground Hungry Bumz The IV League Main Stacks NSU Modern PAC Modern Press P.L.A.Y. Team Millennia ___EXHIBITION TEAMS___ 220 Anthony Lewis and Cassandra Stoppel Collective Faction Entity Framework Hall of Fame KunFusion The League Prototypes Urban FX ——————————— For more information:http://www.fusionhiphop.org/http://www.twitter.com/fusionhiphophttp://www.fusionhiphop.tumblr.com/http://www.youtube.com/fusionhiphop http:///www.facebook.com/groups/fusionhiphopdc Contact us: fusionhiphopdance@gmail.com
FUSION IS BACK THIS YEAR!

UCSD’S very own Multi-Asian Student Association gladly presents to you this year’s FUSION XIII Hip-Hop Dance Competition to be held on April 21st, 2013 at the Mandeville Auditorium!!!!

What is Fusion?
Fusion is a completely student-run hip hop dance competition hosted by UCSD’s Multi-Asian Student Association (MASA). It is one of the largest dance competitions on the West coast, presenting a variety of dance showcases from dance teams all over California.

Doors open at 5:15 for VIP. 5:30 for General Audience. Please do not be late! Show starts promptly at 6:00 pm.

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Tickets can be purchased at UCSD Box Office or through http://www.ucsdboxoffice.com/

Ticket prices are as follows:
Pre-sales (Feb. 20th - March 31st) = $21
UCSD student (April 1-20) = $24
General Admission (April 1-20) = $27
At the Door = TBA

VIP TICKETS:
The first 50 tickets sold and brought to the Fusion table on Library Walk will be put down as VIP Tickets. You must sign up at the table with your name, email and phone number as well as have a Fusion Coordinator sign your ticket. VIP tickets allow you the chance to go inside Mandeville early to choose your seats. Seating is not assigned, so you are able to choose whichever seats you would like (provided that they are not reserved).

To sign up for VIP capabilities, please visit us anytime at the FUSION XIII table on Library Walk starting February 20th through March 8th, and ask one of the Coordinators at the table for the VIP list. Be sure to include your ticket and ID to be eligible!

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THE LINE UP:

___COMPETING TEAMS___
909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe
Barkada Modern
CADC
Common Ground
Hungry Bumz
The IV League
Main Stacks
NSU Modern
PAC Modern
Press P.L.A.Y.
Team Millennia

___EXHIBITION TEAMS___
220
Anthony Lewis and Cassandra Stoppel
Collective Faction
Entity
Framework
Hall of Fame
KunFusion
The League
Prototypes
Urban FX

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For more information:
http://www.fusionhiphop.org/
http://www.twitter.com/fusionhiphop
http://www.fusionhiphop.tumblr.com/
http://www.youtube.com/fusionhiphop
http:///www.facebook.com/groups/fusionhiphopdc

Contact us:
fusionhiphopdance@gmail.com